Justin Theroux break-dances in skinny jeans on ‘Ellen’: cute or try-hard?

Justin Theroux, star of Jennifer Aniston’s bedroom and Wanderlust (in that order), makes an appearance on today’s Ellen DeGeneres show. Because come hell or high water, Justin Theroux is going to be super-famous right now. That’s what he signed on for, and he’s playing it better than any other Aniston boyfriend. Anyway, the clip that we were sent is Justin talking about how much his GIRLFRIEND loves it when he breakdances. Justin told Ellen:

“I have a very particular pair of shoes which I breakdance in. Actually when my girlfriend (Jennifer Aniston) I don’t know if any of you guys know her. She just recently celebrated a birthday and ever since she saw “Zoolander” she’s been obsessed with making me break dance. Literally obsessed with it. I break danced at a friends wedding. So she’s been saying when are you going to break dance? That’s when I sort of invented this thing. Well, I have shoes my “breaking shoes” and if I don’t have my “breaking shoes” then I don’t breakdance, sort of full stop. We got home that night . It was late and she literally came out with a pair shoes. My actual “breaking shoes.”

[Via Ellen’s transript]

Ellen and Justin then banter and Ellen’s “surprises” Justin with his breaking shoes which Aniston has allegedly “sent over.” And so Justin breakdances for the audience:

I give him credit for his commitment to the bit, honestly. It’s refreshingly cute that he’s not so full of himself – he’ll break-dance on Ellen. Does this make you like him more?

Also – how have I never noticed how skinny this man is? The skinny jeans don’t help, of course. He looks like he borrowed his girlfriend’s skinny jeans, only I suspect Justin is even slimmer than Aniston. He has itty-bitty legs!!! When are the tabloids going to do a cover on Justin’s “crazy diet and obvious eating disorder”? He also looks kind of short? How tall is Justin? Google says 5’10”. Do you believe that? I’m thinking more like 5’8”.

In addition to the Justin stuff, there’s also a new interview with Aniston where she’s discussing how she dropped trou all over the place during the filming of Wanderlust. This comes a day after reports that she had her nude scenes pulled out of respect to her boyfriend, who apparently thinks she’s a virgin.

It’s no surprise that Justin Theroux fell for Jennifer Aniston after shooting Wanderlust – especially given the amount of screen-time the actress goes sans clothes.

“Yeah, there was a lot of [nudity],” Aniston, 43, tells ET Canada. “Bottomless, topless. Yeah, there is. It’s happening.”

Aniston, who stars alongside Paul Rudd, says her nude scenes fit “the spirit of the movie,” which follows the journey of a couple making the transition from living in Manhattan to a rural commune.

” Liberating’ is a good word to use,” she says of her character’s journey in the buff. When it comes to dealing with the other actors taking off their clothes, she says she just “figured out how to throw on a pair of sunglasses.”

There was another accessory she got used to seeing on-set: a prosthetic penis, used by actor Joe Lo Truglio. Her reaction to the, um, prop? “You’re mesmerized,” she says.

Rudd says he “was too busy looking at Joe Lo Truglio’s penis” to notice any sparks between the Aniston and Theroux. The actress says it’s “bizarre” seeing her character’s relationship with her beau unfold in Wanderlust before the couple started dating last summer.

“I mean, at the time, we didn’t think about it at all,” she says. “Not until months and months afterward.”

[From People]

Wait, now People Magazine claims that Aniston and Theroux started in the summer of 2011? When they were spotted together as early as February 2011, back when Justin had a girlfriend? I hope Justin and Jen still get lots and lots of questions about the timing. I hope there are tabloid covers devoted to the timing. I hope Heidi Bivens says something.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Marjalane says:

    Try hard overload for both of them; The more I see of these two, the less impressed I am. J.A was on Chelsea last night, and damn but, girlfriend seems to think the world of herself! I about gagged at the level of Chelsea’s brown nosing of her.

  2. Kaye says:

    How many people really think this was spontaneous and that he was surprised?

  3. canada says:

    he seems like a fun guy. probably vapid and disinterested in the world’s problems, but a perfect match for her!

  4. Asli says:

    My ass Aniston just ”sent over those shoes because she thought Justin might need them.”

    Also, he can’t be 5’10. He looks shorter than me and I’m 5’9.

  5. paola says:

    It was absolutely set up and not spontaneous at all but funny in the end. I can’t believe how weird he looks now he is so groomed and tanned, it’s like Jennifer Aniston groomed away his dark side which was really interesting in my opinion.

  6. Photo lab says:

    I thought that video was really cute; quite endearing. I love it when a dude isn’t afraid to dance. And that wasn’t just your run-of-the-mill “lawn mower” or “shopping cart” moves, that was old school! Popping, locking and bboying. I can dig it.

  7. spinner says:

    Justin seems like a really fun guy. You’d just want to play with him all day. He’s nice to look at… seems intelligent & very quick-witted. Score!!!

    • Shay Kay says:

      I agree with fun, intelligent, and quick witted! His personality actually makes him more attractive to me and I don’t get the hipster/douche vibe. He seems like a man who knows who he is to the extent that he can handle being “Jennifer Aniston’s boyfriend” without losing his pride/identity.

  8. Esmom says:

    OK, that was really cute. And yes those skinny jeans do him no favors in the physique department. Although I’d rather see a skinny guy like him wear them than some husky wanna-be hipster.

    With the white shirt, skinny tie and skinny black pants he seems to have a preferred “uniform.” I really don’t think Jen has Shane Warned him. Hopefully the orange faux tan was a misstep and not a glimpse of things to come, style-wise.

  9. Calli P says:

    He has such a handsome face ( sans faux tan)- but ohmigod- his voice just grates!

  10. KLO says:

    Which dark side?

    BTW his dancing is cute :)

  11. shocked&appalled says:

    The bit was cute. He’s definitely a famewhore though – really into playing with the publicity, which makes him perfect for Jennifer Aniston. But he does need to lay off the tanning. Plus, he looked better when he wasn’t so… groomed.

  12. islandgirl says:

    for someone who don’t like fame and bashed famous people, he is sure enjoying it lol.

  13. Jen wind says:

    I thought it was cute. Makes me really like his personality. Yes, it was staged but fun to watch none the less.

    He seems like a good guy. Hope their happy together.

  14. Sassenach says:

    His legs are so skinny and short. Torso and legs looks like the body of an eigth grader.

  15. Jaye says:

    Okay…contrived or not, that was cute. If he were my boyfriend I’d make him do that for me every night before bedtime.

  16. Elle says:

    Ellen’s over 5′ 7, he’s a few inches over her, just has long body, short legs.

    I like him, seems like he knows how to have fun, him and Jen suit each other.

    Let the triangle die I say….it’s just silly now.

    • Emma - the JP lover says:

      Ellen is ‘just’ 5’7″ tall, and Justin wears heels. Jennifer Aniston is only 5’4″ tall (and I don’t believe that for a minute … how could anyone tell, with those 5-inch ‘do me’ heels she wears all the time?), and Justin is only 3 – 4 inches taller than her when they’re in flat shoes … just go scope out some of those Hawaii photos if you don’t believe me.

  17. Jackie says:

    he is such a using tool. he gives me the creeps…too fame hungry, tanned, and underweight for me.

    i would LOVE for his ex to talk. it would look so good on aniston and this wannabe.

    • Maguita says:

      Maybe the ex has nothing to say. And like her mother had stated, Jen met with the ex, and they have cleared any misunderstandings, like mature adults.

      Not needing to plant anything nasty about each other in gossip rags. Just mature adults. It happens. Even in Hollywood. Two grown women with brains, not fighting over a man. Imagine that!

      • aprayerforthewildatheart says:

        The copy/paste skills are strong in this post. Imagine that.

        “Maguita says:
        February 22, 2012 at 5:54 pm
        @Jezi, not to get too much into the JA bashing, but regarding the ex, have you considered that the reason why there are no words from the ex, is because the ex has nothing to say?

        And like her mother had stated, Jen met with Heidi, and they have cleared any misunderstandings, like mature adults.

        Not needing to plant anything nasty about each other in gossip rags. Just mature adults. It happens. Even in Hollywood. Two grown women with brains, not fighting over a man. Imagine that!”

  18. mia girl says:

    It was a cute segment and he’s got some moves.

    Watching this I just remembered him on Six Feet Under! I forgot he was Brenda’s neighbor and love interest for a while. I thought he was really attractive at the time. Six Feet Under was one of my favorites shows ever.

  19. ladybert62 says:

    I thought his dancing was interesting and fun for him to do even if it was a set up.

    I dont believe for a minute her denials about their affair happening after the movie – please, be honest.

    I also dont believe he is 5’10 inches – I think he is another hollywood shrimp.

  20. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    Mr crotch fur looks a lot like Humphrey bogart and without the nude scenes the movie will not do as well.

  21. truthSF says:

    Aside from his age and his over tanning, what is the difference between him and Justin Beiber? From dressing alike to both having irritating voices,I don’t see any difference between these 2. Except at 17, Justin Beiber is supposed to act immature. Justin T. acts and dresses like once he hit 17, he just stopped growing both physically and mentally.

  22. Katherine says:

    Total famewhore, obvious and he’s loving it. Why am I not surprised.

    He sounds just like the typical Washington raised spoiled kid who never grew up – though he’s far from a kid.

    He can’t help the body he was dealt.

  23. Mac says:

    This is the same guy who was critical of Tom Hanks for fame-whoreing and suggested that people should take a sledgehammer to their television sets.

    I almost feel sorry for him now that he’s been reduced to a dancing bear.

  24. Dibba says:

    I am going to try to NOT read this. I am so sick of these two, I want to vomit. I wish they would both disappear along with their crappy movie

  25. valleymiss says:

    *le sigh* I love him even more now.

  26. gee_gee says:

    He’s a little weird. I can get into that. His hair looks glued on, like maybe he is trying to cover up a receding hairline? The skinny jeans also need to go.

    No me gusta!

  27. sukienow says:

    hasnt anyone watches zoolander???
    he played the evil dj and break-danced in the movie

    its one of the things he is know for

    dude seems to have a few talent
    he acts (stage, tv, movie), writes, directs, break-dances, paints and does art illustrations( did a comic and several illustrations for his best friend amy Sedaris cookbook)

    he isnt so bad

  28. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Let’s face it-this dude can’t win with some people. I don’t side with anyone in The Triangle so I can say (unbiased)that this guy seems like a decent dude that doesn’t take himself as seriously as his hipster-try-hard appearance might lead us to believe. Physically, not a bad looking guy but not my cup of tea. Skinny jeans on dudes = MAJOR deal-breaker for me. Still, the guy is growing on me…

  29. Dee Cee says:

    Smarmy and cheesy-doodle operator pretense.. all he needs is the target motorcycle helmet to get some gratuitous chuckles.. but hey.. her life.. if this type of sleazamanjaro dude amuses her.. yipes

  30. Agnes says:

    this makes me like him less. it’s sort of pathetic. he comes off like he’s a (dancing) puppet or something.

  31. maggie grace says:

    He so looks like an old boyfriend of mine. And old boyfriend wore that exact uniform – white shirt, dark skinny ties, dark skinny jeans, cool shoes. But this was in —- 1983. Seriously.

  32. Mia says:

    The jeans aren’t so bad. I mean I wouldn’t want a guy wearing them, but I see them enough that I’m used to them. I love the fact that Ellen gets celebs to do skits like this. Celebs always go the extra step on her show to do something silly. It’s nice. I don’t have a problem with the guy selling himself, he’s a celeb. He is the product.

  33. thethinker says:

    Lol. The shoes are still joined by that plastic thing they use in shops. Those aren’t Justin’s actual shoes!

  34. henderswife says:

    I think he is adorable and hot. It takes some nerve to break dance on tv. I like him.

  35. Lauren says:

    I am officially in love with Justin. He translates so much better on screen than in pics. He is blushing, so i believe the break dance shoes were a surprise. Brave and sexysilly.

  36. Kimbob says:

    ‘Because come hell or high water, Justin Theroux is going to be super-famous right now. That’s what he signed on for, and he’s playing it better than any other Aniston boyfriend.’

    Thanks Kaiser for telling it like IT IS! Again, more no holds barred writing, which I love!

    Yes, this is what Justin signed up for. He’s exercising his acting chops more than ever now. Does this publicity stunt “endear” me to him more? Yes…kinda. I mean, anyone who will make fun of themselves publicly, I have to give them a thumbs up, for sure! Yes, I’ve always noticed how thin he is…that’s the way I like guys…just my preference.

    What I don’t like was his reference about his “girlfriend.” ‘I don’t know if any of you know her,’ or something along those lines. I call that pandering…not good.

    • Karma says:

      Yeah, it is a mixed bag with him. Gotta give it to him for going all in and looking goofy. But it was so clearly planned and he didn’t play it/the surprise off so well.

      And yes, he does fill the role as Jennifer’s bf better than the others. I still can’t remember ever seeing him so contrived. Without a doubt, his acting skills will be getting a work-out in this relationship. ;)

      Hopefully, Jennifer approved of his performance today or another version of Justin will be sitting for the next interview. When he should just be himself, have fun, and sell the movie.

  37. kibbles says:

    I really want to hear the truth from Heidi Bivens about the timeline as well as Justin’s overall personality. Unfortunately, I don’t think she plans to come forward. Either Heidi wants to stay out of the spotlight and move on with her life or Jennifer really did meet with her and paid her off to keep her mouth shut for an extended period of time.

    His body does not look good to me. He has a typical hipster vibe that I have never found attractive. He used to be heavier but I have noticed the weight loss along with his general change in appearance since dating Jennifer. He’s definitely milking this for all its worth but he’s doing a good job of it. I thought his appearance on Ellen was well done and he came off as a likable laid-back guy. I still think he’s a douchebag but at least he hides it well.

    • spinner says:

      @ patw

      Most excellent. Zing!!

    • Esmom says:

      I’m not team anyone but all the talk of him heartlessly dumping his gf of 14 years has made me wonder if maybe the relationship had run its course. A lot of couples stick together out of habit or fear and it’s not until one of them finds someone else that they finally make the break. For all we know maybe Heidi’s glad to be rid of him!

      Not saying that’s what happened here but it is a possibility. Anything is.

    • toto says:

      we just want to know ..did he cheat or not? we need no reasons , as if brad’s reasons stopped jen’s fan from declaring the holly war on jolie and brad.

      that why we hope Heidi speaks out

      to show the hypocrisy of ?Jen and her fans
      capish ?

      • crtb says:

        Justin and his girlfrined had an off and on again relationship for 14 years! Maybe he didn’t cheat. Just maybe they weren’t together at the time. I’m sure his girlfriend was devastated after putting in 14 years. However none of us knows how many of those years they were actually together. They could have been more off than on.

  38. Meanchick says:

    I loved it. He doesn’t take himself so seriously. He just scored points with me. His girlfriend? Not so much.

  39. NM6804 says:

    I was laughing when reading the title and had to pause the video immediately to get a grip on myself. Going from not discussing their love life in the media to fracking breakdancing on Ellen? Oh this is planned all right, things like this DO NOT HAPPEN SPONTANEOUSLY, puhlease!!!! Whatever you show to the public was heavily discussed before the taping. Mastering your image is a skill and Aniston (and Theroux seeing he goes from being an obscure steady filmbusinessperson to a high-profile celebrity and a having a good supporting acting part) HAS it :D

    Ok so the breakdancing is at higher lowlevel skills but because of his skinniness and lack of baggy clothing that hides it and since breakdancing in a suit is very unorthodox and uncomfortable I am still smirking while typing.

  40. dena says:

    If dating Aniston is going to ruin his career, I feel bad for him. I’ve liked him since first seeing him in American Psycho. He’s decent.

  41. Bite me says:

    Work it Justin … Wanderlust will probably do so- so

  42. Heather says:

    It seems like if he wasn’t with JA, everyone would think he’s awesome. He’s a good looking guy, seems alright. Kinda hipster douchey, but my God, the hate.

    • Mac says:

      “…if he wasn’t with JA, everyone would think he’s awesome.”

      Bit of an overstatement considering he was relatively unknown prior to meeting Jennifer.

      I realize that he’d been working in the industry, in some capacity, for the past 15 years, but it was apparent that he’d never achieve the type of celebrity on his own, that he has enjoyed by dating Jenn for less than a year.

      As such it’s only natural that people would question his motives and have concerns about his character and conduct.

  43. Heather M (Heather) says:

    I think it was cute. He’s cute, and I can see why she likes him. I even kind of was digging the skinniness. Under those clothes he is ripped, and that’s his look. He established himself as a seriously talented person prior to this relationship, and I have a bit of a crush, actually. I just feel sorry for Heidi. This has got to be a painful time for her.

  44. Noi says:

    i had the urge to strangle him with his tie idky
    his head looks really big with the tightness of his clothing

  45. blonde on the dock says:

    I think he’s super good looking. I don’t know why everyone comments on the skinny jeans. Most guys I know wear them. Baggy jeans are out of style.

  46. The Original Mia says:

    Dude, you’re over 30. Stop wearing skinny jeans.

    Also, stop talking about the time line of your relationship, no one (not even the Jen apologists) really believe you anymore. And really? Why do you care if we don’t believe you? Except it goes against your girlfriend’s image as America’s Most Wronged Wife.

  47. Delta Juliet says:

    Well, I hate skinny jeans on pretty much anyone but the skinny teenage girls they were designed for BUT I just watched the video of him dancing and now I have a little crush on him. I love a guy who isn’t afraid to be a little silly :)

  48. Ravensdaughter says:

    Heard Jen made him go to a tanning salon. That leash is getting shorter and shorter.
    Also, see this from Evil Beet and LYAO:
    Matching name rings-how high school-the must be in looove.!

  49. mln76 says:

    I can’t hate on his breakdancing but the skinny jeans are just so beyond poseur.

  50. Ogechi says:

    I love this guy. He is educated, humble, sexy, dresses well & funny. Miss Aniston is lucky.

  51. BerMan says:

    On Celebheights.com : Jennifer Aniston is 5.4ish , Ellen is 5.7 , Justin Theroux 5.9ish… But he does look more like 5.7-5.8 … BTW the break dancing was really cute. Kudos for him for making fun of himself.. Good quality to have. -

  52. skuddles says:

    Face it JT, no matter how hard you try, you’re just never gonna happen. Enjoy the attention while it lasts…

  53. lu says:

    Who came up with JustJen was it michael k

  54. Maritza says:

    He does look shorter than 5’10″ but he is cute. I hope he sticks around even after the Wanderlust promotion is over.

  55. crtb says:

    What difference does it make if he is 5’7″ or 5’8″ or 5’9″ or 5’10″. Why are so many people so invested in how tall he is. He is still taller that Jen. So who cares?

    Also why do you care about his skinny jeans? He is hardy the only guy in Hollywood wearing skinny jeans. If you are going to rag on him, then rag on EVERYONE who is wearing them. Why are you just picking on him?

  56. TheWayItGoes says:

    Corny McTryHard.

    It’s too bad folks didn’t start checkin for this dude until he started dating Boringstin.

  57. Dredz says:

    I’ve never seen so much make up on a man since RuPaul!!! Even the new Shane Warne looks more macho… Orange tint, mascara, plucked eyebrows, veneers, massive amount of hair gel… Heidi Bivens had a lucky escape, I’d say!

  58. Thelma says:

    Man whore alert! So much for being ” private”!

  59. JudyK says:

    Too tired to read all the comments tonight, so I apologize if I repeat what someone has already said. Watched Ellen today…okay, he’s a writer…he’s a lot smarter than I thought he was…has some major accomplishments, but he is SO ODD LOOKING to me…I keep noticing it.

    He has this really long torso and these short legs…and actually I think it’s the way he dresses, because his pants are way too low…give him a waistline and he might not look so totally out of proportion.

    But…he looks oddly proportioned. He’s not that short, because Ellen is 5’7″ and he’s a good 3″ taller than her…surprised me, really. Ellen looks perfectly proportioned, and he just looks…ODDLY PROPORTIONED.

  60. Marca says:

    Aw that was adorable/ funny! It’s sad that everyone is finding reasons to bitch about his relationship, looks etc. Can’t we take this at face value?

  61. Kosmos says:

    Oh, gawd…aren’t we getting tired of seeing his white shirt, skinny tie, black skinny jeans look? Can’t he have more wardrobe options?

  62. Cirque28 says:

    We don’t actually believe Hollywood heights or weights, do we? Even for non-famous guys, I automatically consider 5’10″ to be 5’8″ and change. On a good day. If you tilt the ruler up a little bit while measuring.

  63. Jennifer12 says:

    Lainey Gossip wrote a hilarious piece on this. “My girlfriend, I don’t know if you know her….” How’s selling your relationship pushing your movie during Oscar week going?

  64. JuliaDomna says:

    His hair and eyebrows are TOO dark. Sort of reminds me of that scene in Cape Fear when Robert DeNiro puts mascara in his hair to take out the grey. And his teeth are TOO white. And his skin is TOO orange.


  65. anytime says:

    I’m embarrassed for both of them to be honest. This guy isn’t famous enough to be on Ellen and act like that. Most people I know would be “Justin who?” and they aren’t ignorant when it comes to movies. He had his own hipster/writer schtick until recently and then he sold out big time to become Mr. Aniston and even changed his style drastically for her. This is so obviously a p.r. move designed to make him relevant enough for Aniston’s recent publicity plans. No way he would be on that show if it wasn’t for his showmance with her.

  66. leslilly says:

    I dvr’d Ellen to see what Justin Thereoux would act like. Yeah, the dancing bit wasn’t a surprise to him – all this stuff is rehearsed. I was prepared to be wowed by his breakdancing, but I thought it was pretty terrible :( I wanted to like it; it just wasn’t anything to write home about. AT ALL.

  67. mia says:

    Mr. Anniston has to compete with the ghost of Brad Pitt so thats what this is all about.

  68. Pajama Jeans says:

    Seeing this makes you realize that skinny jeans aren’t made for just women. Thanks for showing these photos and how they can be stylish for men as well!

  69. JK says:

    haters must know that no matter what they write about these two hottie’s they are happy together and living their life so yall must do so as well

    he is hot from every angle and dreamy too. jen is a sexy classy lady with smart brains so yall dummies cant make any decision for our girl